15 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

15 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Liberia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Gulf of Papagayo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Tamarindo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Liberia, Fly to London

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Liberia — 3 nights

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Santa Rosa and Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Liberia itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Liberia is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Gulf of Papagayo.
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Gulf of Papagayo — 2 nights

A concerted development project by the government given Gulf of Papagayo a growing number of luxury and all inclusive resort complexes and turned it into one of the country's leading holiday destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playas del coco and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa and then stroll through Playa Nacascolo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gulf of Papagayo day trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Liberia to Gulf of Papagayo takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo — 4 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Get in touch with nature at Tamarindo Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Conchal and Playa Avellana. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Prieta Beach (in Playa Prieta) and Garra de Leon Golf Course (in Playa Conchal). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Tamarindo itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Gulf of Papagayo to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.
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Playa Samara — 4 nights

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Samara Beach and Playa Guiones. We've included these beaches for you: Barrigona Beach and Playa Islita. Go for a jaunt from Playa Samara to Nosara to see MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and kick back and relax at Playa Carrillo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling